Saul Elbein, The Hill

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Past articles by Saul:

Group works to save animals left behind amid Ukraine war

Some Ukrainians are risking their lives to save cats, dogs and other animals made homeless by the Russian invasion. The fighting has destroyed entire towns and leveled large stretches o… → Read More

Swapping gas mowers for electric could help solve Colorado’s ozone problem: report

Trading in gasoline-powered lawn equipment for electric and battery-operated models could help curb the ozone pollution plaguing Colorado’s Front Range, a new report has found. Making such a switch… → Read More

Texas company wins grant to 3D-print moon bases

AUSTIN: A Texas-based company that aims to 3D-print future moon and Mars bases received $57 million from NASA this week. Austin-based ICON received the five-year contract to build out construction … → Read More

California commission issues revised proposal to cut paybacks to rooftop solar customers

California’s future rooftop solar producers could receive less payback for the electricity they sell to the grid, if a proposed decision from the state’s utilities commission goes on to win final a… → Read More

Sunak: Putin’s war is ‘a reason to act faster’ on climate

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday framed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as motivation for accelerating global action against climate change. “Putin’s abhorr… → Read More

Online secondhand sellers balk at new tax reporting threshold

Melissa Williams has been buying and reselling her children’s clothing on a variety of online platforms for more than a decade. But a new tax barrier may force her to pause her accounts and abandon… → Read More

Study finds possible link between stroke rates, refinery pollutants

Residential exposure to pollutants emitted by petroleum refineries could be related to the prevalence of stroke rates across the southern United States, a new study has found. Living near petroleum… → Read More

Scientists unveil method to destroy certain ‘forever chemicals’

Scientists at Northwestern University say they have devised a method for breaking apart some of the infamously unbreakable toxins known as “forever chemicals.” These chemicals, called per- and poly… → Read More

Complex venom varieties make snakebites hard to treat: study

An evolutionary “arms race” with their prey has left rattlesnakes with an ever-shifting arsenal of venom varieties, which may be one reason why snakebites are so hard to treat, a new study ha… → Read More

Philanthropic foundations failing to act on climate change: report

While philanthropic leaders overwhelmingly cite climate change as a pressing issue, the efforts of their foundations to actually address climate change remain limited, a new report has found. About… → Read More

Air pollution exposure may help forecast death risk: study

Environmental factors such as air pollution may help predict people’s chances of dying — particularly from conditions like heart attack and stroke, a new study has found. Exposure to above ave… → Read More

Melting Arctic ice could reroute international shipping sector: study

While a warming climate could spell disaster for countless snow-loving species, an ice-free Arctic artery could also offer critical trade alternatives to the Russian-controlled Northern Sea Route, … → Read More

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Climate change’s next victim: Pizza sauce

iStock Increasingly hot and dry climate conditions are withering Californian tomato crops on their vines — a crisis that could leave pizza and pasta without a key ingredient: Tomato sauce. &nb… → Read More

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Chimpanzee poop helps fight illegal wildlife trade

iStock The world’s largest genetic survey of chimpanzee poop is helping scientists and forest police combat Africa’s illegal wildlife trade. By surveying 828 chimpanzee fecal samp… → Read More

Equilibrium/Sustainability — WHO says tobacco industry endangers environment

iStock The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report Sunday that found the cultivation and distribution of tobacco may be wreaking havoc on the global environment. The tobacco i… → Read More

Five things to watch for in next year’s ‘climate’ Farm Bill

Jostling has already started over the 2023 Farm Bill and both progressive and conservative activists told The Hill it will focus heavily on climate change and sustainability. “We’re expecting it wi… → Read More

SEC proposes regulations aimed at cracking down on ESG greenwashing

New federal rules released Wednesday could help ensure that investment funds labeled as environment, social and governance (ESG) actually deserve the name — and the high fees they command. The Secu… → Read More

Flood insurance bill seeks to curb rising tide of bankruptcies

Americans with homes that are repeatedly flooded by extreme weather events could soon have the federal government buy their houses under a new bill introduced Thursday by Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.).… → Read More

GOP primaries could help shape nascent conservative climate push

This summer’s GOP primaries could help shape the future of a long-shot conservative push that seeks to turn climate change from marginal issue to a key selling point for conservative energy policie… → Read More

Five things to look for in buying an electric vehicle for below $50K

With gas prices soaring, more and more people are looking into electric vehicles (EVs) as a way to cut down on their costs — and help the planet at the same time. But sticker shock is a… → Read More